If there was ever a story that reinforces the fact that gloves are pretty f*cking important, then it’s this one.
This girl on holiday in Canada decided to get really drunk and lost. Canada is very cold. So cold in fact that it can turn your hands into balloons.
Luckily, our protagonist in this instance has a bit of a sense of humour, and documented her story on Imgur. It’s one of those that I really wish I hadn’t seen, but found really interesting at the same time.
She explains how she went missing at around 2.30am with no phone, no money and no idea where she was. She was finally found curled up in a ball at around 5.45am. Her hands looked like this (above).
I was blackout drunk by midnight, with no phone, no money and no idea where I was and I couldn’t find my way home.
Last I was seen was 2.30am. Now don’t mistake for this for a sob story, there’s no complaining here. Just pure unadulterated idiocy.
To be honest, she’s extremely lucky to be alive to tell the tale, so I imagine the following results were a minor issue – especially when the nurse told her that the worse case scenario would be losing her hands.
Her doctor went on to explain how her fingers were going to blister pretty badly and expand, before being invited back to have them popped. And that they did.
With my hand over a metal tray, he cut my blisters with a scalpel. Puss went everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I think I even got the hospital curtains.
After a few minutes I was completely deflated and this was the result.
The doctor has since told her that she’ll have to wait until June to find out if she’ll keep her fingers. But they’re looking MUCH better – so we have some hope for the poor lass.
Moral of the story? Don’t get blackout drunk in a place that you don’t know, in minus degree temperatures. And if that does happen, always have a pair of gloves on hand! Literally.